Question by  ts9818a (139)

How is plastic surgery related to mental problems?


Answer by  timeismoney (994)

Some of those who seek plastic surgery may have significant self-confidence problems or be seeking to change something about themselves that they reject entirely. While this is not always the case, when it is, mental health problems may have triggered a perceived need for plastic surgery, and the individual may not even be fully satisfied with the plastic surgery results.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

The obvious linkage is between patients who are depressed or have low self esteem and believe that plastic surgery is a route to improve their mental state. There is also a psychological condition condition called body dysmorphic disorder where a patient literally uses surgery to fix a perceived defect.


Answer by  Kassidy (223)

The need to alter the body expresses an innate dissatisfaction with the way a person looks. It represents low self esteem.


Answer by  Doris59 (1647)

If a person is consistently going to a plastic surgeon for procedure after procedure, they could have unrealistic expectations, this in time could lead to mental issues.

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